Paul Gooch, Director of The Logical Group GmbH, a Supply Chain & Logistics consultancy, has been elected as President of ITCO, the International Tank Container Organisation, for the 2-year period, commencing 1 January 2024.
With over 45 years’ experience in supply chain and logistics in the oil and chemical industry, Paul brings a wealth of experience to ITCO. Prior to founding the Logical Group, he worked for Esso Petroleum and Petrofina, and then spent nearly 30 years with The Dow Chemical Company., where he was European Logistics Director, and Global Director for Dow’s International Trade and marine container activities. He was a member of the EPCA Supply Chain and CEFIC Logistics Committees, and Chairman of the Board of the Chemical Distribution Institute.
“It’s a great honour for me”, says Paul, “to be elected by the ITCO Board to this important role, to be entrusted with the task of building on the exceptional legacy that the current President Reg Lee is leaving, and to work in support of all the ITCO members”.
Reg Lee, the current ITCO President, comments: “ITCO is delighted to welcome Paul as the next President of the Organisation. I have known Paul for more than 30 years, working with him first as part of the EPCA Distribution Committee and also as a service provider during his time working for Dow Chemicals in Europe.
“When Paul retired from Dow Chemicals and started his own consultancy service, ITCO used his expertise on selected projects, because of his unique understanding of the international bulk liquid distribution network and his great skill at solving logistics challenges.
“I could not leave ITCO in better hands, as I know that Paul will take the organisation to the next level when communicating with our chemical customers and understanding their distribution requirements. I wish him every success in taking ITCO to the next stage in representing the benefits of the tank container in international bulk liquid distribution. Good luck to you, Paul!”